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Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will practice their listening skills (sub-aim) by listening to an audio about choosing art to hang in a hospital or office building. A quick listening comprehension exercise will be done. This will be followed with a discussion in the same subject which links to the main aim of the lesson, vocabulary, whereby another audio and writing exercise will be completed. Language clarification of the -ever words will be covered followed by another -ever related gap-fill exercise. Should there be time remains two mere related activities will be done.


Abc phrases
Abc Gap-fill
Abc Gap-fill Handout

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification on -ever words

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide detailed listening practice using a text about choosing art for hospitals in the context of art


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T projects picture of Curator lady on the WB. In pairs SS quickly discuss 1. any pictures or photos they may have on their walls at home. 2. which picture has the greatest personal value 3. Which do they like most and least. Why?

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a listening and text

- T gives handout 1 to SS and plays audio about art consultant and curator (ICQ-Listen, then write answers...What are we doing?) - SS write answers. - SS listen to audio again and check answers in pairs. - Ss share answers with whole class.

Highlighting (3-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

-T passes around Handout 2 - In pairs SS read 2 questions and discuss their ideas on the subject. -T picks two Ss to share one answer each with the WC

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

-T asks Ss to all get up and quickly regroup in three's or four's while music is being played. -T asks Ss to identify the name of the song played. (Shakira, "Whenever, Wherever") 20 secs played again if necessary so they can identify the words. - T asks SS when 'whenever' or 'wherever' are used. - T asks SS to discuss with their groups what other similar words exist ending with -ever. -T then asks one person from each group to write them on the WB. -T clarifies the meaning of Whoever, Whatever, Whenever, Wherever and However on the WB.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

- T gives SS Handout 3 and are told they will first work alone to match the sentences with the correct answer. (4 mins) - SS then listen to audio recording and check their answers in their group. (2 mins) - T writes corresponding answers on the WB: 1. b, 2. f, 3. d, 4. c, 5. a, 6. e - T gives Handout 4 for SS to gap-fill sentences with correct -ever words for famous quotes. (4 mins) - T asks SS to read one sentence each with the answers.

Semi-Controlled practice (4-5 minutes) • To concept check further as an extra activity and prepare students for free practice

SS gap-fill Handout 5. SS check answers with group and answers are shared with WC.

Freer Practice (3-5 minutes) • To provide students with freer practice of the target language

SS are handed out phrases. They get up and mingle say their phrase out-loud to a random peer i.e. I need to get fit quickly! Which sport should I take up? The other SS has to answer with the correct answer, Whatever....

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